October 9, 2009

Synod spotlight: African cardinal finds candor brings complications

VATICAN CITY – The idea of an African pope captures public imagination, and Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana has discovered that it also brings its own set of problems.
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CRS assessing needs as new flooding washes away Philippine homes

WASHINGTON – A new wave of flooding, brought on by the second tropical storm to hit the Philippines within 10 days, has left thousands of people homeless and at least 18 villages underwater, Catholic Relief Services officials reported.
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